Author(s): Andrew Michael Hurley
Winner of Costa First Novel Award 2015. Shortlisted for British Book Industry Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year 2016.
An amazing piece of fiction Stephen King Here is the masterpiece by which Hurley must enter the Guild of the Gothic: it pleases me to think of his name written on some parchment scroll, alongside those of Walpole, Du Maurier, Maturin and Jackson Guardian A masterful excursion into terror Sunday Times An extraordinarily haunted and haunting novel Daily Telegraph This is a novel of the unsaid, the implied, the barely grasped or understood, crammed with dark holes and blurry spaces that your imagination feels compelled to fill Observer Written with the skill of a poet The Times, Books of the Year An eerie, disturbing read that doesn't let up until its surprise ending Daily Mail An unforgettable addition to the ranks of the best British horror Metro A haunting and ambiguous novel that will keep you up at night Daily Express A tale of suspense that sucks you in and pulls you under. As yarns go, it rips New Statesman A masterclass in spinning out tension Financial Times
Andrew Michael Hurley has lived in Manchester and London, and is now based in Lancashire, where he teaches English Literature and Creative Writing. He has had two collections of short stories published by Lime Tree Press. The Loney is his first novel - it was first published in October 2014 by Tartarus Press, a tiny independent publisher based in Yorkshire, as a 300-copy limited-edition.